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It’s my BIRTHDAY and I’ll go to the BEACH if I want to!

Whoa… I feel like I have been M.I.A. from the blogosphere – gosh, sometimes having a job really gets in the way of blogging!

Well, guess what, I’m getting old – yeah, it’s my birthday very soon and one of my presents to myself is a mini-vacation to the BEACH!! So excited, haven’t been in a few years, plus I’m actually taking some vacation days from work! I haven’t taken any vacation days, whatsoever, since I have been working at my current job.

I’m not sure how the company will survive without me, BUT I don’t care ’cause I’ll be chillin’ at the beach!

So, since I’m obviously a make-up junkie, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ll be taking with me.

SKIN:

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50

Neutrogena SPF 15 Lip Moisturizer

MAC FIX+ Spray

Great for giving your skin a moisture boost!

MAKE-UP:

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in “Bisque” 

Great coverage and so light on the skin! Love it.

Neutrogena 3 in 1 concealer in “Buff 09” 

Lightweight concealer + Eye cream + SPF 20 = Awesomeness!

NARS Bronzer in “Laguna”

Check out my love and tips for bronzer here!

Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in “Park Ave Princess”

Show me swatches! << Click!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Medium”

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish  in “Whisper of Gilt”

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in “Glorify”

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in “45 Bold Gold”

Stays put forever!! Wear it sheer or layer it up for gold painted lids! Use it subtlety on other areas to highlight and brighten.

MAC Paint Pot in “Rubenesque”

Who doesn’t love a MAC paint pot and this one is perfect for that bronzed beach look!

Top: MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in “Buried Treasure”

A black-brown with gold shimmer and serious staying power. Hello waterproof!

Bottom: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Junkie”

Great way to add a pop of color at the beach without going heavy on the make-up! Waterproof!

Korres Lip Butter in “Mango” 

Great for keeping your lips soft and hydrated, with the perfect flush of coral color!

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain and Balm in “Flame”

Long-lasting color, plus a balm – perfect for sunny beach days.

FRAGRANCE:

 Jo Malone Wild Bluebell 

Keep it light and fresh! Want more on Wild Bluebell?

 HAIR:

Tresemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray

For all hair types, won’t leave white residue in your hair, works against humidity, static, wind and has a UV blocker!

SUNBLOCK!!

 

 Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Faces SPF 50 Sunblock

Oil free, waterproof, sweatproof, fragrance free, tear free, hypoallergenic – if its good for a baby’s face its good for mine!

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling  Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45

Amazing feeling on the skin in hot weather! It’s also non-greasy and waterproof, also non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores).

Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray SPF 100

Ultra sweatproof, waterproof, non-greasy, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), oil free! Resists wear-off from friction, activities, sweat and water! Of course, you need to reapply throughout the day.

 So excited for my mini-vacation!!! Did I mention it was going to be PERFECT weather 😀 


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What’s in the bag: MyGlam April 2012 Bag

I had meant to post this yesterday, but I got so many goodies in the mail yesterday – I just got distracted. More on those goodies in the next few days 😀

So I received my April 2012 MyGlam bag on Friday and it was a good one, not great but pretty good. At first I was like ‘what the hell, why does it feel like it has nothing in it?’ – but this month’s bag just had some slim items in it. It seems like the MyGlam team is heading in a good direction with the their selections.

So to start, the theme of this month was Girls Night Out and the products included in the bag, as well as the bag itself, seemed to fit that theme well.

Now, I’m not one of those baby pink-loving women, so I may be giving this baby pink metallic bag away, or may just stash it in a drawer in case I need an  extra make-up bag. Though I can see why they selected this one considering the ‘Girls Night Out’ theme.  Onto the goods!

All-Belle Natural Lash “Princess Leah” Synthetic Eye Lashes

The lashes I received were the “Princess Leah” style, are fairly soft and quite flexible. The lashes also come with a small vial of  lash adhesive. The lashes do have a solid seam made of the same synthetic material as the lashes themselves and weaved in a braided ribbon style. When it comes to lashes, I do not mind a solid seam, as I can just wear some eyeliner to conceal that; though I am extremely bothered when the seam of lashes is too stiff for comfort. Luckily, this is not the case with these lashes, as the material is quite soft and extremely flexible, so I expect these will be quite comfortable to wear. I do not wear false lashes very often, so it may be a while until I give these a try.

MyGlam Eyeshadow and Eyeliner Brushes

Very soft, decent quality brushes – I’m sure I’ll find a use for them.

Dermstore Lip Quench

Full size tube! This stuff smells amazing, like strawberry lemonade, which admittedly, may not be for everyone. Has almost no taste and is only slightly sticky. It is sheer with a slight sheen to it and hydrates lips nicely. I’ll definitely being using up this product.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Junkie”

Whoo hoo! So excited for this product. I have been lusting after these long-wearing pencils and so glad MyGlam included this. It is a travel size pencil and I received the color Junkie – a teal pencil with metallic shimmer (not glitter). The pencil glides on extremely smooth and really does last all night. The pencil is initially blendable but then “sets” and doesn’t budge until you are ready to remove it.

Overall this bag was an great improvement, I had purchased the 1 year subscription earlier in the year and I am excited to see what is going to be included in future MyGlam bags.